If you have ever been in an accident, then you know the stress of finding a good collision repair shop. You don’t just want a shop that specializes in auto body work, but one that can also complete suspension work Lakewood CO or other damages.
Referrals and Research
If you know people who have been in an accident recently, you can ask about their collision repair experience and whether they would recommend the shop they used. Your insurance company may also have a preferred provider, and you may receive added benefits by using this provider, such as repair and payment process streamlining and repair priority. However, these shops may not be the best available for your repairs. Therefore, keep an open mind.
Conduct some online research on your local collision repair shops. Online reviews will help you determine shop quality. In addition, make sure the shop is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and your local chamber of commerce. Carefully read over any recent complaints.
View the Facilities
Is the shop clean and well organized? Do the workers look focused? Are diplomas from accredited schools and institutions, such as National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training certificates, displayed? What about warranties? Search out plaques or awards, including BBB affiliation or community project awards.
Interview and Evaluation
Speak with people in the shop to determine if they are friendly and knowledgeable. Speak with the shop manager. Verify the shop’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance and its warrantees on any work done on your vehicle. Does the shop specialize in your vehicle brand and type? Learn whether the shop uses aftermarket parts.
Ask when you can get your car evaluated and repaired. You may be charged for the evaluation, so be prepared. Get a clear estimate of your repairs.
Choosing a great shop ensures that your repairs are done right and will last. With a little research, you can find the right collision repair shop for you.